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NCAA wrongful death suit involving CTE could impact the sport itself, player rep agency lawyer says

By Carrie Bradon | Sep 11, 2018

A recent wrongful death lawsuit filed against the NCAA alleging a former linebacker at San Diego State University who went on to play for San Diego Chargers died as a result of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a type of trauma suffered in contact sports, could have implications that go beyond the NCAA, an attorney with an NFL player representation agency said.

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States against climate change lawsuits ask for dismissal of NYC's

By John O'Brien | Jun 5, 2018

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – The top lawyers of 15 states are again asking a federal judge to reject the legal strategy used by public officials and the private attorneys with whom they’ve teamed to sue the energy industry over alleged effects of climate change.

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit lets ruling stand that bars felon coaches from NCAA events

By Glenn Minnis | Jun 30, 2017

A federal judge panel has sided with the NCAA in a legal dispute where an African-American youth basketball coach charged that the NCAA's policy of banning convicted felons from coaching in its sanctioned events is discriminatory.

Monsanto prevails in PCB pollution case, but cities plan to appeal

By Kerry Goff | Oct 16, 2016

SAN JOSE -- A federal judge has dismissed lawsuits in which the cities of San Jose, Oakland and Berkeley sought to force Monsanto to help pay for reducing polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) contamination in the San Francisco Bay.

Legal reform groups criticize lawmakers' resuscitation of PCB public nuisance litigation

By Daphne O'Neal | Oct 16, 2016

SACRAMENTO - In a move that has some legal observers scratching — if not shaking — their heads, the California state legislature pushed through in September two measures aimed at giving the cities of Berkeley, Oakland and San Jose standing to refile PCB waterway contamination public nuisance claims against Monsanto.

USA Gymnastics sued for alleged negligence in child molestation case

By Kerry Goff | Oct 6, 2016

INDIANAPOLIS -- Attorneys for a U.S. gymnast who medaled at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games recently filed suit, alleging that a team physician sexually assaulted and molested plaintiff Jane J.D. Doe. 

Life-saving cardiovascular medical device allegedly breaks, causes internal damage to patient

By Wadi Reformado | Aug 31, 2016

SANTA ANA — A patient has filed suit against the manufacturer of a heart implantation device, alleging it was defective and damaged her heart, her kidney and caused other medical issues.

Man accuses medical implants manufacturer of defective product

By Wadi Reformado | Mar 31, 2016

SACRAMENTO – A California man is suing a medical company alleging that it knowingly manufactured and distributed defective products that may cause injuries to others.

Eli Lilly alleges individuals are selling counterfeit Cialis

By The Northern California Record | Feb 9, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO – A pharmaceutical company is suing multiple individuals over allegations that they are using its name to sell counterfeit products.

Widow files breach of contract lawsuit against JPMorgan Chase Bank

By Travis Zuellig | Jan 31, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO — A widow is suing JPMorgan Chase Bank for breach of contract over their alleged refusal to communicate with her on her mortgage after her husband died resulting in her mortgage debt going up.

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